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The Antikythera Mechanism: http://bit.ly/fm4oFK is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision.
In 2010, we built a fully-functional replica out of Lego.
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video, n. (2014, December 01). Lego Antikythera Mechanism. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/543/lego-antikythera-mechanism/
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